THE family of a 61-year-old motorcyclist who died in a road traffic collision have paid tribute to a "loving man".

Gary Thorn, from Stogursey, near Bridgwater, tragically died in the single-vehicle collision in Walton, near Street, on Wednesday, May 10.

In a tribute, Gary’s wife Lynn said: “We are all heartbroken to lose such a loving husband, son, dad and grampy.

“He was such a funny character and always made me smile.

“He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”

The family would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and now request some privacy while they grieve.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "Our thoughts remain with the family during this difficult time.

"A specially-trained family liaison officer continues to officer the family support."

Officers are still keen to speak with anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident.

If you can help, call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5223108731, or complete Avon and Somerset Police's online appeals form.

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